Greg Brownderville

Professor of English, Editor-in-Chief of the Southwest Review Vice Chair


Office Location

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M.F.A., University of Mississippi

Greg Brownderville has published three books of poems: A Horse with Holes in It (LSU Press, Southern Messenger Poets series, 2016); Gust (Northwestern University Press / TriQuarterly, 2011); and Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books, 2012). Brownderville wrote the lyrics for a musical piece entitled Ripple the Sky, which premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2016. Brownderville edits the Southwest Review, the nation’s third-longest-running literary magazine, and directs the Creative Writing program at SMU.

Areas of interest

  • Poetry
  • Songwriting
  • Folklore
  • Digital Storytelling


  • Top Picks, Library Journal
  • Best-Seller List, Poetry Foundation
  • Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2012
  • Poetry Award, New Millennium Writings, 2011
  • Voice-Only Poetry prize, Missouri Review, 2011
  • Jane Geske Award, Prairie Schooner, 2010
  • Porter Prize, 2007


  • A Horse with Holes in It: Poems (LSU Press, 2016)
  • Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books, 2012)
  • Gust: Poems (Northwestern University Press, 2011)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Getting Started as a Poet
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Make It New!
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